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MHS Research Symposium

The Defense Department's premier scientific meeting, the MHS Research Symposium (MHSRS) is a joint symposium that provides a collaborative environment for military medical care providers with deployment experience, military scientists, academia, and industry to exchange information on research and health care advancements within the areas of Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, and Military Infectious Disease Research Programs. 

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Optimize for Readiness: MHSRS 2022

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Robotically-Assisted Surgical Technology Expands Capabilities

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8/1/2022
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Robotically-assisted surgery may sound like something from a futuristic science fiction movie to some, but it is actually a safe and increasingly common method shown to deliver better outcomes for patients than traditional surgery.

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BDAACH Enhances Its Surgical Capability Through Robotic Surgical System

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6/6/2022
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Three years of dedication to activating the robotic surgical system in the Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital (BDAACH) finally came to fruition on May 16, 2022.

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Military Medical Museum Celebrates 160th birthday with mobile app

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5/17/2022
National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Maryland, visitor uses the NMHM mobile app while looking at objects from the Innovations in Military Medicine Gallery. (National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Ian Herbst)

From the development of the typhoid vaccine to the invention of the photomicrograph for the study of pathological specimens, the museum has been involved in the forefront of military medical research.

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Military Health System Research Program Seeks Funding Applications for FY2023

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4/7/2022
The Military Health System Research Program provides funding for projects that aim to improve care in military medical facilities like the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, pictured here. (Photo: Senior Airman Melody Bordeaux, U.S. Air Force)

The funding prioritizes research projects that focus on the delivery of military health care and system-level innovations that impact cost and outcomes.

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Military Health System Research Program Notice of Funding Opportunity

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3/31/2022

This flyer describes the process for applying for and receiving funding by the Military Health System Research Program.

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Researchers Connect with Warfighters to Guide Tech Development

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Researchers ‘get out of the clinic’ to learn warfighter challenges

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Tackling Concussions: NCAA-DOD CARE Consortium Battles Brain Injuries

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1/6/2022
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Dr. Paul Pasquina and Dr. Terry Rauch recently discussed the NCAA-DOD Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium, the largest concussion and repetitive head impact study in history, on the NCAA’s “Social Series.”

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2022 MHS Research Symposium Opens for 'Abstracts'

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Abstracts for this year's Military Health System Research Symposium, with the theme "Optimizing Readiness – The Power of Military Medical Research," are due by Feb. 16.

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How Maintaining Prosthetic Services Can Help Prepare for the Next Fight

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11/18/2021
Navy Seaman Chris Krobath, a prosthetics patient at Naval Medical Center San Diego, reached for new heights on the hospital’s climbing wall as part of rehabilitation therapy.

Despite the winding down of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, Military Health System services for our wounded warriors, particularly those who have lost limbs in these conflicts, remain steady and may well increase in scope during the coming years.

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USU Researchers Commended for Innovation, Leadership with 2021 MHSRS Awards

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Scientists from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) were recognized with four awards from the 2021 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) for their significant contributions to research focused specifically on the unique medical needs of the warfighter. 

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Since 9/11, These 8 Military Medical Advancements are Saving Lives

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Years of military conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan brought innovations that completely transformed the Military Health System's approach to combat casualty care. Here's a list of just a few ways military medicine has evolved in the two decades since the 9/11 attacks.

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Military Medical Researchers Honored For Commitment to Warfighters

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The 2021 Military Health System Research Symposium awards honor excellence in medical warfighter-related research.

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Ready Reliable Care Framework is Improving MHS Patient Care

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Ready Reliable Care is the Military Health System's framework for ensuring high-quality health care across the force.

The Military Health System's Ready Reliable Care framework helps ensure high-quality health care for all service members, veterans and their families.

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Revamped Virtual Med Center Makes Health Care Feel Like a Video Game

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7/26/2021
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The Virtual Medical Center, a joint Department of Defense/VA incentive, is relaunching by the end of summer, leveraging emerging technologies to increase and improve accessibility, convenience, and efficiency of medical care for all registered users.

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Military Medical Research Leads to 18 New Cancer Drugs, other Devices

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A hub of cutting-edge healthcare innovation financing since the early 1990s, the CDMRP is well known among medical researchers around the world.

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